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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Using Smartphones Safely

  1. Teens use smartphones for everything from playing games to downloading music. Check out this infographic to see what else they're doing.
  2. In one survey, 69% of adults said they believe smartphones increase risks to teen safety and well-being.
  3. A smartphone is basically a small computer, so you should protect it the same way. Read these FAQs to learn about protecting your phone.
  4. Pictures taken on your smartphone and posted online may reveal your location. Read this news report to learn how to fix it.
  5. You can help teens think about smartphone safety with a simple conversation. Use these discussion starters from NetSmartz to get going.
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  1. The growth of teens accessing social media via smartphones is increasing month by month. I think we should also orient them on the use of facebook and instagram as it is in line with smartphones.

  2. As far as I know, even smartphones can now be use for some sort of video conferencing by installing an application. That goes to show how powerful and effective smartphones are.